Showing Up for Recovery: A meditation on hawks-in-winter

recovery Feb 08, 2012
 

I often look to nature to find my fortitude and inspiration for recovery and wellness. I'm happy...

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Pill Police?

You must be paranoid!  

Or then again... Imagine being diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2012....

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It's Not All In My Head: Stigma in medical settings

recovery Dec 16, 2011

Recently I had to see a dental specialist to have a tooth repaired. As I sat in the waiting area...

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Lead Shoes and Institutional Peonage

During my study of consumer/survivor/ex-patient history, I took these photographs at Vermont...

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Institutional Rubber Stamps

There are small museums, all over the world, detailing the history of asylums. Throughout the...

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The First Slave Admitted to the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum

In the 1990s, I did a lot of primary source research about the history of mental health care in...

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Peer Staff as Disruptive Innovators

peer support Jul 04, 2011

There is a tension at the heart of our work as peer staff. It is the tension between Love and...

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Emancipatory Technologies

 

I created CommonGround to amplify people's voice in the 15-minute psychiatric medication...

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Loneliness: A Call to Generosity

recovery Feb 27, 2011
 

Like many people, I experienced periods of intense loneliness during my recovery after being...

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Howie the Harp

 

I just finished filming recovery videos in New York City last week. We shot about 36 videos of...

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